1. The greatest example of consistency and the Spirit of loving generosity is, of course, Jesus Christ our Lord.
  2. Paul’s endurance substantiated and authenticated his ministry as being “of God” in ways not unlike other Christian witnesses and martyrs.
  3. With the resurrection of the Christ the mystery of life after death became a lot less mysterious. It moved from the realm of conjecture and fantasy to a reality grounded in (of all things!) our human bodies
  4. Eyes which are fixed on what is unseen will see the entire world in a different way.
  5. The real point of the tongues phenomenon lies not with spiritual endowments but in its redemptive historical significance.
  6. The Holy Spirit is no skeptic. He asserts Christ has been raised from the dead.
  7. Faith trusts that the Lord is as His Word and His Word is as His person and nature.
  8. Get back to the truth about Christ’s resurrection and glorious return and you will not have to sink into the funk of depression or the errors of speculation.
  9. No slogan encapsulates biblical Reformation theology as well as the one drawn from this verse. It is justification by faith apart from works and if apart from works, then the justification of the sinner is by faith alone, sola fide.
  10. The Passover is about deliverance even more so than the Day of Atonement and, unlike the Day of Atonement, the Passover is about resurrection life, new life.
  11. Get a grip on the reality of your redeemed life, Paul says, your miserable attitude and anxiety bespeaks of unfaithful unbelief. Knock it off! Time for an attitude adjustment. Rejoice, again I say rejoice!
  12. Paul had no credit because the Law could not atone for his sin. It could not render him positively righteous before the face of God, even though it gave him boasting rights before the Law.

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